Archive for July 17th, 2016

Cal student among the dead in truck attack

Sunday, July 17th, 2016:

(Reuters) – A California university student who has been missing since Thursday’s Bastille Day attack in Nice is among those who died after a truck driver deliberately plowed through a crowd, killing at least 84 people, University of California, Berkeley, said on Sunday. Nicolas Leslie, 20, was one of 85 Berkeley students on a 15-day study-abroad trip on entrepreneurship in Europe. Three other students were injured in the attack. “This is tragic, devastating news,” UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks said in a statement released Sunday. “All of us in the UC Berkeley family — both here on campus, and around […] Read More →

Many Turks Prefer Even Flawed Democracy to Coup

Sunday, July 17th, 2016:

Turkey’s nearly 85,000 mosques broadcast funeral prayers at midday to honor the dead. Outside a mosque in Istanbul’s Besiktas neighborhood, crowds of mourners filed though a white tent, shedding tears and embracing the relatives of Senal Sagman, a local activist from Mr. Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party who was killed in a confrontation with pro-coup soldiers. “There is no God but God!” they chanted while carrying Mr. Sagman’s coffin, draped in a red Turkish flag, and placing it in the back of a truck. While there were no demonstrations of popular support for the coup during the weekend, Mr. Erdogan’s […] Read More →

Newfoundland native Evan Fitzpatrick plans to wow them in St. Louis

Sunday, July 17th, 2016:

Another Newfoundlander may be taking the ice in the NHL soon.  Newfoundland native Evan Fitzpatrick is a prospect for the St. Louis Blues. He was chosen 59th overall in the second round of the NHL entry draft in June. “As each pick went on I was getting more and more nervous, and the same with my family,” Fitzpatrick told CBC Radio’s The St. John’s Morning Show. “We were all just sitting there just waiting for my name to be called and as soon as it was called, you know, everything was just lifted off your shoulders and it’s just pure excitement.” ‘It’s just pure […] Read More →

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